Friday, May 25, 2007

vid-ee-ohz. a kup-el of kewl vid-ee-ohz. n-joy.

Here are some of the new vids that I found floating around the Internets. A couple of videos with a couple of cute women in them. Always good.

Blonde Redhead "Top Rating"

The White Stripes "Icky Thump"

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Bob!

In honor of Bob Dylan's 66th birthday, posted this hilarious Dylan spoof. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pre-order the new Spoon album, get exclusive signed 7"!!!

Spoon!!! Be one of the first 200 people to pre-order Spoon's new album "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" from their webstore and get a limited edition 7" with two exclusive songs not on the album...fully signed by all the members of Spoon! The new album also comes with a "limited edition bonus disc with a 22-minute EP of extra music"! Spoon!!!

(The new album is really really good, btw.)

Pre-order the new album here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Decemberists to play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra!!

The Decemberists will be coming back to Atlanta for a THIRD time this year, this time they will be accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. I assume this will be similar to the other "symphonically enriched" shows that they are currently playing across the US (I also assume that it will be better than Metallica's symphonic foray...for real!). Tickets for the Atlanta date go on sale this Friday 5/25 @ 10:00am through Ticketmaster.

The Decemberists (with the LA Symphony Orchestra), Saturday 7/07/07, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

The Decemberists (with the ASO), Friday 7/13/07, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA

The Decemberists (with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Saturday 7/14/07, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

The Decemberists (with the Mann Festival Orchestra), Sunday 7/15/07, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Limited poster/new album deal from the New Pornographers!!!

Order a limited edition screen-printed poster from the New Pornographers webstore (it's the album cover, featuring artwork by Neko Case!!), and they will send you a copy of the album on the release date at no additional cost. Pretty cool, huh?! Buy that puppy, here. (Click the pic for a hi-res version of the poster)

US successfully shuts out Canadian terrorists, Handsome Furs!! Hooray?

Freedom ain't free folks. If Canadian bands think they can just mosey on down here and take jobs away from decent hard working American musicians, then they're sadly mistaken.

Yet another awesome non-American band has been locked out by our illustrious (and just plain mean) US government. Handsome Furs (Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade & fiancée, Alexei Perry) have been forced to cancel their six US tour dates, by what I can only assume are VISA problems.

Maybe I should just move to Canada...they've got most of the amazing bands out right now, better health care, and apparently THEY DON'T DENY BANDS' VISAS!!

Some good news: Handsome Furs' Sub Pop debut, Plague Park is available today at all fine independent music retailers.

Cancelled/remaining tour dates:
05-22 Providence, RI - Club Hell #
05-23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
05-24 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge !
05-25 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber!
05-26 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's #
05-27 Boston, MA - TT the Bear's !

05-28 Montreal, Quebec - Club Lambi
06-17 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
06-18 Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records
07-23 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^
07-24 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^

# with TK Webb
! with Sam Jayne
^ with the Besnard Lakes

P.S. There's a wonderful little MP3 from the Handsome Furs about six posts ago.

Monday, May 21, 2007

FRIENDLY REMINDER: Cool shows this week.

Tue 5/22: Pretty Girls Make Graves FINAL TOUR @ The Earl
(C'mon out and let this fantastic band know that you love 'em and that breaking up really does suck)

Wed 5/23: Spectralux, The Winter Sounds, Continue and Save @ The Drunken Unicorn
(Three AMAZING local bands in one show!!! No kidding!! AMAZING!! LOCAL!! THREE!!)

Thu 5/24: The Fucking Champs, Birds of Avalon, Red Fang @ The Earl

Bloc Party Criminal Records Instore DJ Set!

Bloc Party will be spinning some of their favorite music over at Criminal Records in Atlanta right before they play The Tabernacle later that night. They will be signing stuff and will be available for photo opportunities. (giggle..Kele is sooo my fave!!)

WHEN: Thursday, May 31 @ 6pm
WHERE: Criminal Records, 466 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307

Criminal Records Website

Athens Popfest 2007

So the initial lineup has been announced for this summer's Athens Popfest in Athens, GA.

LINEUP: Daniel Johnston, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Circulatory System, Elekibass, Dark Meat, Casper & the Cookies, High Water Marks, Red Pony Clock, Bunnygrunt, the American Revolution, Cars Can Be Blue, M Coast, Darren Hanlon, We Versus the Shark, Ideal Free Distribution, Poison Control Center, Cinemechanica, How I Became the Bomb, the Smittens, Velcro Stars, Kite Flying Society, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fishboy, Ryan Anderson, Birds of Avalon, Violet Vector & the Lovely Lovelies, Yellow Fever, New Sound of Numbers, Titans of Filth, Patience Please, Venice is Sinking, Hat Company, Christopher's Liver, Black Kids, Jerk Alert.

"The four-day passes are $42.00 each. One-day passes are also available for $10.00 each for the 40 Watt Club shows on Thursday and Friday and $12.00 each for Saturday. You cannot get into any of the Little Kings shows without a four-day pass."

Hopefully Daniel Johnston will curb that Nazi stuff and give us a good show. 'Cuz Nazi stuff is bad, Daniel...bad.

Athens Popfest 2007 - Official Website